This whole thing is F — all I want is to be left alone in every minute of the day. If you really want to quit, i am trying to quit and haven’t even gotten through an entire day without smoking.
Pfizer’s chief defense to mental health concerns documented by the ISMP report is the implication that nicotine addiction and depression accompanying withdrawal were to blame, it is advantageous to treat it as such. My girlfriend has been on Chantix for about a week and a half; listless and agitated at different times. I quit 14 days ago with the patches.
No problem quitting; i’m afraid that this is who I am without nicotine. Side effects and safety – i love my husband but lately everything he does irritates me and vice versa. And everything i’ve done wrong, i was able to quit completely 2 weeks to the day after the first dose.
Fits of rage, did try to quit several times before but relapsed all of the times mostly for the REASON that my reason to quit was not strong enough. I want to do it for me, it feels like my partner is pouring out all of the poison from the missing cigarettes onto me. Do physician’s have a legal duty to ignore Guideline Recommendation 7? Carefully follow the directions on the dosing package.
I quit because I felt I SHOULD quit. My brother-in-law went the same way last September.
I hope she forgives me. This must be his 10th attempt and I wish him well and applaud his effort but I have gone through this HELL 10x now!
I know there is no reason to be grumpy about this to your ownself but literally i hate for gettin myself into this rabbit hole. Looking for a deadly serious and highly focused education oriented support group?
Moods are no reason to start smoking or use something else. As I’m writing this I have been calming myself over the last 4 hours, just enough to be able not to scream at anyone. Just a tip for those that think they can just white knuckle it through. They have helped me so much to get this far.
I’m very happy to have passed by on this site. I never was this way before. I have had horrible thoughts of killing myself, alienated most of my friends and sleep 10 or more hrs a day.
In fact don’t think I’ll survive myself that long. I have been chantix-free since my hospitalization and continue to get stronger every day. This time is different, though, I know what to expect and it has helped me to keep my cool better than the last time. Aren’t you suppose to feel better from quitting?
After starting Chantix I started experiencing increased irritability–I knew irritability was a side effect of Chantix and decided to live with the irritability. Thank God I pulled through. I wish you could pick my brain to see how amazing life is without cigarettes. I thought I was doing so well and then this temper I have is just crazy.
Imagine a free 149 page stop smoking ebook that’s registered more than 4 million downloads and was written by a man who has devoted 40 years, full-time to helping smokers quit. After going through what I am going through- I would not suggest this medication to anyone. I tried to commit suicide December 8, 2007.
Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Freczko are doing is using the normal sense of emotional loss felt when quitting without pharmacology as a smoke screen behind which they hope to hide intensifying, alarming and ongoing depression that is chemically induced by varenicline blocking effects. This time I know I will succeed. He refuses gum or patches.
This is the addiction wanting you to fail! Health Concern On Your Mind? My husband says that I have turned into one of those crazy chicks.
I have suffered from intermittent depression for years, usually stress related. When they say its ur battle to quit no it’s everyone around you battle to quit, the smallest things that normally wouldnt bother me just set me off, people staring at me not using there turn signals just stupid stuff.
Day 33 the worst by far the first few weeks were bad I made it threw it and I thought I was in the clear boy was I WRONG! Read expert perspectives on popular health topics. Freczko are correct and suicidal thinking and suicide are a normal part of quitting smoking, then where are the hundreds of news stories about cold turkey quitters killing themselves? He makes me want to smoke.
The cravings for the cigs themselves are all but gone. I just used cigarettes as a method of coping with it instead of dealing with the annoyances around me.
I hate you all and everyone else around me. Potent warnings, horrible quitting advice: what’s the CDC smoking? I love my children to death. I am crabby with my kids and I hate it.
I felt some relief by releasing some of that energy and angst. It helps me to put in perspective that I’m on to a good thing. My husband who has never had ANY mental health problems, tried to take his own life after being on Chantix for 13 days.
Good luck for the next week. Hope you are too and keep going. It indexes 15,096 smoking cessation articles and 45,860 suicide articles. Luuuuuv this site almost as much as I’d love to have a cig!
Isn’t it weird because obviously we didn’t like being that dirty smoker, and want to change. I received a call notifying me that my cousin is in jail for 3 counts of attempted 1st degree murder of an officer. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.
I’ve never had to quit smoking myself so I have no idea what it’s like. However still have this throat mucus going on. Now I am in a better place emotionally I do not have the urge to smoke in times of conflict and that has made a huge difference.
This means swallowing pride for all involved. We just buried my brother-in-law two weeks ago. The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.
I have just had to leave work and avoid any contact with another human and I am day 16. I now can not have a relationships with my children or my grandchildren because of the depression and the anger. Not once did I connect these feelings to the chantix. I read somewhere that the cravings only last an average of 3 minutes.
So savor the moments you feel good. But how many smokers on the brink of committing suicide will endure full-blown nicotine withdrawal in hopes of extending life?
I’m now on Day 7 and the cranky clouds are lifting. Every ex smoker had to suffer through intense mood swings as they healed from nicotine addiction. Today though, I have motivation to do anything.
There a couple if times after having a few drinks that I almost smoked but I stranded by my conviction and decided not too. I’m sitting here crying because it feels so miserable and hopeless. In the meantime, when the urge to smoke comes, usually at the most inopportune times, I read and reread the health benefits of cessation.
The journey an ex smoker undertakes when quitting smoking is a long and tedious one, with many ups and downs. Take one day at a time.
I have never really been a depressed person, and all this took me by surprise. They ought to be stronger than the transitory urges and a few emotional hiccups. It is dramatic, however it is how I feel.
I just wanted to say thanks for helping me, as a non-smoker, understand what he is going through, what expectations to set and even ideas on how to approach him. Hi Mandy, grats on week 5! The quit smoking thing is also making me very tired, listless, often depressed and hopeless.
So I know time has come to take a gum. Thank God he survived, and I know the Chantix triggered this depression and incident. I feel like i quit yesterday and am still experiencing intense cravings where i have to isolate myself from others to get through them.
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I”m not sure how or what to do. I don’t know how my husband is hanging in there. It was like giving up my best friend. I really have no feelings about anything or anybody.
Norman had an empty pack of cigs in his pocket when we found him. In many cases, saying nothing is better than saying something. This medication has been easy for me to use.
Been trying to work from home more but every few minutes, something enrages me and I’m distracted and can’t get anything done. I really want to break something! I have about 70 days now.
I used NRT and have been off it for about 3 weeks. I am foggy, irritable, and unproductive. Each author’s name and comment date is from the original full-text post. This drug may make you dizzy, drowsy, lose consciousness, or make it difficult to concentrate.
Things however started going south from day 3. First, I love what Chantix has done for me. It has been two weeks and I am fighting it everyday. We have two children and by the seventh day they heard me crying myself to sleep.
So please tell my why I almost succeeded in killing myself and putting my husband of six years who does not smoke and three children through the worst three days of their lives. I take into account that I’m not losing anything, but gaining my freedom. It wasn’t super hard for me, at least not that I know of.
This time around my disgust factor is strong. However, one night I started to feel incredible anger towards everyone around me. This time around THOU it is.
5 years ago I watched my mother die from lung cancer and I still didn’t quit. I have extreme mood swings, nightmares, and impatience I can’t describe. I am on Chantix, but instead of picking a quit date and sticking to it, I smoked one or two cigarettes a day for about 2 weeks.
A year later i wanted to try chantix again, this time i was having nightmares, sleepwalking, and had thoughts of overdossing just to make everything stop! So why am I trolling on this site. I am better than an addiction.
I’m still smoking, but at least I’m alive. I figured if anyone would have bad side effects, it would be me. I have tried many times to quit smoking, without the help of drugs. Nothing affected me in the beginning, but now I have them RAGE inside of me.
I decided to take a drive to clear my head. Although Pfizer is correct in asserting that smoking is associated with suicide, it knows there is no evidence that quitting smoking without using pharmacology products is associated with suicide. I have a development, though. Strange to say the least.
Start by committing to a daily twenty minute walk. Reading this website this morning put it back into perspective, the moods, the anger and definitely the fatigue. Some days I just wish he would start smoking again, which is terrible!